Grove (St. Helen)

GROVE (St. Helen), a parish, in the union of East Retford, South-Clay division of the wapentake of Bassetlaw, N. division of the county of Nottingham, 2¾ miles (E. S. E.) from East Retford; containing 91 inhabitants. The parish comprises 1288a. 1r. 19p., a great portion of which is park and woodland, embracing much variety of scenery; the valleys contain luxuriant pasture, and the arable lands are in good cultivation. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £11. 14. 2., and in the gift of Granville Harcourt Vernon, Esq.: the tithes have been commuted for £144, and the glebe comprises 30 acres. The church, a small structure in the later English style, with a square embattled tower, is beautifully situated on an eminence, surrounded by trees of ancient growth.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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